Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Our ridr in caddy. Automalic eord reel. rJoy 9 n.m. to 9 p.m. Cnnlro OOOOOF Grimacing with the effort of lifting his body weight, Normand Sl- j Louis, 12, who weighs 70 pounds, places first in his division in the "Louis Cyr" weight- lifting championships in Montreal. Quality of being French miles from Paris By JOHN CROCKER London Observer Scmcc FORT-DE-FRANCE Tl was quile safe lor the French Prime Minister, Jacques Cha- ban-DcImas, to declare t h e other day lhat "if it should happen that a majority of citi- zens in the Frencli Antilles wajit lo separate themselves from us. France would not fight to ensure that the people of these departments should re- main French against their wishes." For at the moment there is no sign that more than a handful of Martiniquans and Guadeloupans have any such thoughts. And there are good reasons why, in a world of merging new sovereignties and national prides, these islanders (ahout in each) prefer to stay tied to the aprou strings of i France. "The interesting thing about I Martinique is that almost ev- erything is Ihe opposite of what it is in the other Caribbean is- said one of the very few Englishmen living here, as he and I were eating good food ajid drinking excellent wine in 1 Q first class restaurant. Such a combination plus reasonable prices is rare in the Carib- bean. Poverty and hardship are I virtually unknown here; you never see a beggar in the I streets and, unlike almost ev- j erywhcrc else in the Caribbean, you never see anyone, even in the remote country districts, without shoes. I There need be no unemploy- 1 ment here because, not only i are no permits required [o go and work in France, Martini- quans are actually encouraged to do so; and this is in sharp contrast to former British is- lands where all sorts of obsta- cles have to be overcome be- i fore you can get permission lo po and live, let alone work, in 1 Britain. NO WOIil'.Y The islanders' main products bananas, hiigar and nun do not Itrir.t; in emnmh to cover Iheir spending, but they c no need In worry: France makes an annn.'il yifl of to balance ihcir hudgels. 1 The money i.s wisely spent, Illiteracy, except perhaps in a few surviving elderly people, is nonexislcMil. Tbe. linspilals and the social seeurily sysle-m are cqu.nl to Ibe besl in Europe. One day I drove ritjhl round 1 Martinique square miles) and not onco did T come across a poor road. This could not be said of any other island in the not even thoso still under (be adniini- stralion of the, Americans and the Dutch. Visible MRHS of Martinique's ;md general well being arc thai Ibe number of refriuernlors, radios and lele- i vision sels on a family basis i.s grenlCT licrc Hum in metropoli- tan Some. I'm) cnrs, almost all of French make, arc imported each month. Indeed, silting in n cafn on the Tlaee de la Savanno drinking the r.ilhei- .swcel. local rum you set? an md- ess slivam nf traffic eenl of the hectie flow round the 1'lare de la C'onenrde. in Paris; and many of tho cars here are In the high price range. Tourism is booming. One day I noticed five of the largest in- ternational cruise ships anchor- ed in the Baie de Fort-de- France. Tourists were jamming .the waterfront area. Taxis were doing a roaring trade tak- ing parties on the scenic drive J5 miles up the west coast to the township of Saint Pierre which was the scene in 1902 of disaster when the volcano, Mont Pelee, erupted and killed people. Martinique has been French since 1624, except for one or two brief periods when it was occupied by the British during eighteenth century wars in Eur- ope. Today it is an overseas department of France sending three deputies and two senators to the Paris Parliament. As in France, there is compulsory national service for all young men. Many go to France for it and French national service- men train in Martinique. Tha Marfiniquan Chief of Police is a metropolitan Frenchman and so is Uie Prefect, but there is no legal obstacle to a Martini- quan becoming President o[ France. Anyone who spends n few days in Martinique will under- stand M. Pierre Messmer, the Minister in charge of French Over seas Department and Territories, when he says, "it is unthinkable that one could take away the qualily of being French from I hose who wish to preserve it." Brazil's setting By BRUCE HANDLER RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) A storm-tossed sliip rolls across a movie screen. The untended helm spins wildly. Suddenly, there's calm and s 11 n shine A steady hand guides the slup across the blue sea. "Brazil is on the right says a deep voice in this government propaganda film spot. The message is clear: Eight years ago the armed forces took over Latin-America's biggest country, to save it from bankruplcy and commu- nism As President Emilio G. Medici and his military and civilian advisers celebrated the. latest anniversary of the March 111, coup, they had much lo be proud of. Brazil 's economy, once plagued by inflation of 110 per rail a ear, now is growing at cue nf Ihe faslest rates in Uic world. Highways, cnmnnmica- lioiu-, electric power, ce- expansion is cease- less. Tax c o 11 e r I i o n s arc at record highs. University en- rolmcnl is up nearly Sim per cent from ISM. Hundreds of thousands of adult Brazilians are enroled in governnienl- run lileracy courses. Local and foreign investors arc rak- i n g in money- as never before. .ITT 'dVIl, RIGHTS Hut to accomplish this so- called miracle, the armed fnircs onailed didalorial de- crees that allow Ibe govern- ment to deprive any one of Brazil's '.n million inhabitants of Ins basic civil righl.s. Thou- sands (if former public figures have lost Iheir polilieal righls. Hundreds, peril a ps Iliou- sands, of men and women are. in jail on charges of "endan- gering national security." 51.-. ny have been awaiting trial for years. Some prison- ers have been lorlurcd and evidence illdlcales a few have been murdered. Tills violence subsided dras- tically in recent months, al- Ihougb recently two university professors testified here that they were tortured and humil- iated alier being arrested in 1970. The 196-1 coup ousted Presi- dent Joao Goularl, whose spendthrift civilian adminis- tration was a haven for cor- rupt politicians and leftist tators. He fled lo Uruguay, where today be is a wealthy caille randier. Three different army gcner- rls have run Brazil since. Me- dici was given command in iniiil and plans to slep down in J374. IIo-.v his successor will be choi'en is not known. Brazil's Congress and court system wilh al- most no real power. Federal and slate legisla- lors al present are elected by the people, but there arc only two governliK-nt-watcbed po- lilieal parlies allowed. The na- tion's 2'i slaie gin miors vvcrc sc'o-.'led by Presidcrl Medici and I hen "clecled" by I heir respective stale legislatures. .SFF.K HONESTY 111 short, the generals nay they have Iricd to replace old-lime politicians wilh hon- dedicnlrd public servants. Medici has promised lo try lo reslore democracy in Brazil --but often his task hasn't been easy. Last year, for example. Iho federal government got wind Ibal one governor was Irving to shake down a foreign firm for a mulli-million-dollar bribe for a local operating lic- ence. In Ibe old days, Ibis considered part of the Hra- zilian way of life. Medici or- dered Ihe governor fired. There is great argument about how much of Ihe Bra- zilian "miracle" has rubbed off on Iho pixir. While Ihfl i: mi n I ry "s growing midillo rlass never has had il so good, millions of illileralo farmers still live in near-feu- dal conditions in the remolo backland.s. Disease and pov- erty remain lough facts of lifo lor them.